Salted Lime Bars

Lime juice and homemade condensed milk are the star ingredients in these tangy, sweet, and slightly salty pie bars. Condensed milk is very easy to prepare: just simmer milk and sugar on the stove, stirring frequently, until thick. It’s so much better than the canned variety! I paired the filling with a thin layer of … Continue reading Salted Lime Bars

Apricot Spice Cake

This moist, rich breakfast cake is similar to carrot cake or banana bread, but with a tangy kick from sour cream and pureed Turkish apricots. My original intention was to coat the cake with cream cheese frosting. Then, I remebered I had a mixture of sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom leftover from baking my new … Continue reading Apricot Spice Cake

Sage Pesto Pizza

This pizza has the elements of one of my favorite pasta dishes: butternut squash ravioli with sage leaves and freshly grated Parmesan. The idea emerged from a conversation with a friend, who suggested I bake a seasonal pizza pie with sage, brown butter, and winter squash. I incorporated sage, the leaves of an evergreen shrub … Continue reading Sage Pesto Pizza